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Man Arrested For Stealing Electricity
Updated December 15, 2013 12:33 PM | Filed under: Crime
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(PERU) - A central Indiana man faces theft charges after police say he tore a power meter off of a house and used two spoons to illegally conduct electricity into the residence.

Miami County deputies say 22-year-old Johnny W. Harrington of Kokomo stole the Miami-Cass REMC's meter and unlawfully established power at the house. He was arrested Wednesday on a theft charge and is being held at the Miami County jail, where he faces a pending probation violation.

Miami-Cass REMC CEO Jim Yates tells the Kokomo Tribune the utility received an anonymous tip that Harrington had removed the meter and was stealing power.

He says that when a crew checked the house, they found that someone had replaced the meter with two spoon handles to conduct electricity into the residence.

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